HMS History

Timeline
 

Harvard Medical
School History

ABOUT

This exhibit explores the history of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, regarding students of color and other underrepresented groups, highlighting stories of groundbreaking students and faculty both in the 19th century and in the years leading up to and following the affirmative action decision through historical sources and oral history interviews.

Perspectives of Change: The story of civil rights, diversity, inclusion and access to education at HMS and HSDM is an oral history project and crowd-sourced collection of stories, images, and videos related to the historic and ongoing efforts to advance diversity and inclusion at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and their affiliates.

The Center for the History of Medicine in partnership with the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership is actively collecting and sharing the stories of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty, students, and alumni in their quests to advance civil rights, diversity, and inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.

By collecting these stories we are adding individual voices and experiences to history, and revealing the struggles and achievements that have transformed education and care at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and beyond.